Poetry corner – ‘Gather ye rosebuds while ye may’

Posted on August 23rd, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

Carpe diem and memonto mori…

Robert Herrick was baptised in Cheapside, London, on 24 August 1591.

To celebrate the day of his baptism/birthday (the exact date of Herrick’s birth is not clear), here is Herrick’s most famous poem: ‘To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time’.

historical newspaper report on Evacuation Robert Herrick

Leeds Times – Saturday 29 August 1846

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